Sniper Ghost Warrior maker CI apologises for problematic media event

Sniper Ghost Warrior maker CI apologises for problematic media event

Polish studio CI Games has apologised for a controversial media event it held to promote the upcoming Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2.

In a statement on Twitter, the developer studio said it was "deeply disturbed" by news of the event, going on to say that it "abhors racism of any kind."

This comes in the wake of TheGamer writing an article about the event, which saw journalists and influencers going to an “extreme military counter-terrorism training” session. This was decked out like Western media depictions of the Middle East and had attendees shooting fake ammo at people dressed up in "white robes and keffiyehs," i.e. stereotypical Arab attire.

"We would like to apologise to Eric Switzer from The Gamer and to any other participants who found the event offensive," CI Games wrote. "Although the COVID restrictions made arranging this event unusually difficult, we take full responsibility and will work hard to ensure that in future, any events associated with the Sniper Ghost Warrior franchise live up to the standards of respect and tolerance that we set ourselves."

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